I buy cds and put the music on my iPod. I don't listen to music often, I usually listen to audible books when I'm using my iPod. But when I do decide to listen to music, the songs play randomly. I can't put them in folders and just listen, for example, to Christmas music.
I don't want to buy the music from itunes because I'd rather have the cds. So it works, but badly. If I buy a cd, I can give it to somebody if I decide to. If I buy it on itunes, nobody else can listen to it. That just seems wrong to me. For example, if I'm dead, all my itunes stuff dies with me.